We are one of a select group of pharmacy schools to offer a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)/Juris Doctorate (JD) program. Our program is designed to respond to the shifting dynamics in the delivery of health care, providing the scientific and legal training to excel in careers in biotechnology, intellectual property and the pharmaceutical industry.

PharmD/JD Career Opportunities

  • Legal issues in managed care
  • Law and mental health
  • Biotechnology and patent law
  • Biodiversity protection
  • Intellectual property
  • Criminal enforcement of environmental law

PharmD/JD Curriculum

Students apply to both programs separately in cooperation with both program advisors. You will need to submit two separate applications to be considered, one to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and one to the School of Law. 

Students must fulfill the course credit requirements of the respective programs. 

Dual and collaborative degree program students may have different elective course requirements. Consult your advisors.

Note: PharmD/JD students must complete the respective programs sequentially and may not step out by year from one program to the other. If a PharmD student takes a leave of absence, they must be aware that the LSAT or GRE could expire before application to the JD program and may need to be retaken.


Questions about the PharmD portion of the program?
Contact Jennifer Rosenberg, Associate Dean for Student Success and Engagement at or 716-645-2858.

Questions about the JD portion of the program?
Contact Lindsay Gladney, Vice Dean for Admissions, School of Law, at or 716-645-6233.